A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy a new sewing machine for sewing business.


Nasira's Group's story

Nasira lives in Mian Channu, a small city located in Punjab province, Pakistan, known for its agriculture industry. She has lived there with her family in a 3-room brick house for over 20 years. She has given birth to two sons. Both work in private firms for a reasonable income. They couldn’t find better jobs because of poor education which they couldn’t complete due to financial constraints.

Nasira is a widow. Her husband died of a heart attack. It was a tragic time for her but she never gave up and faced the situation bravely. She started sewing work at her home. Earlier, she received orders from her relatives but later on she started getting orders from her neighbors as well. She is good at her work and each of her customers acknowledges that.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah to improve her clothes-sewing business. With the loan, she will buy a new sewing machine which will help her complete orders in a shorter period of time and make more income every month. Nasira is hopeful that an investment will bring more profit for her and she will be able to marry off her elder son in the near future by saving money from her profit.

She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 5th loan application. In previous loan years, she has always paid her installments on time and never missed a single meeting.

In this group: Nasira , Shamim Akhtar, Sajida Bibi, Afshan Bibi
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